Guys! I'm really, honestly sorry about all this. I didn't plan this. I honestly didn't. But life happens anyways, and most of you already know that I've been having a very tough year.
It has been a long hiatus, though to me it didn't seem to be one. Time flies. June and July have flied by so fast, and I can't keep up, shit things happening one after the other, and I'm still coping... But it's a process. I'm functioning now enough to write and interact on this blog. As I promised, this first post is a list of June releases (from June 3rd) and the reviews I found about them until now. You're all welcome to let me know if you have a review that I forgot to add. Since July is also over, I'm also sharing this month's books and reviews. Welcome back on Swift Coffee, everyone!
Romance, in itself, existing only for itself, is definitely not my go-to genre, as probably you all have already noticed by now. The reason I chose to read this novel anyways is that it's set on Santorini. No, it's not my dream destination. I've already visited. And LOVED it. I was thirteen, I was on a trip with my father and it was amazing! Since a while I've been wanting to go back as an adult, though there are so many places to visit in this world and so little time, why would I go back to where I already was...? It's an eternal dilemma. Anyway, I decided to read this book because I wanted to get back to Santorini a little. And that happened.
A sweet picture book with adorable illustration and a very important lesson to teach. I'm not a hundred percent sure, though, that it in fact works with actual little children.
A very emotional collection of poetry that I have mixed feelings about.
This was my first experience with the Stupid Poems series, and honestly, I have no idea what to think.
As an introvert who often gets herself into unwanted situations that include other people, I expected this book to be very funny, and I hoped some funny angles will maybe even help me to actually get out of situations. Well, this was a cute little book with fun illustrations, but that's about it.
I know Christmas is already a month away, so it's not a very good timing for this review, though if I'm being honest I have to warn all to-be-readers of this book: 'Christmas by the Lighthouse' has very little to do with either Christmas or Lighthouses. I do see where this title comes from, but it still somehow seems to be a bit of a false advertisement. Anyway, let's talk about the book itself!
Unfortunately I have to admit that I completely missed the depth that I expected to experience through these poems after reading the description.